Ear

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Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

  Diseases of the ear and mastoid process 

Outer ear

Middle ear
and mastoid

Inner ear and
central pathways

Equilibrioception
Hearing
Hearing impairment
Excessive response
Deafblindness
Other


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